The Ministry of Home Affairs, Immigration, Safety and Security, is relocating from its old building in Independence Avenue together with its Khomas Regional Office in the Northern industry to the newly finished head office building in Windhoek North on 1 February.
The Ministry’s Public Relation Officer, Margaret Kalo, has confirmed this. The new head office is located opposite the Electoral Commission of Namibia (ECN) at the corner of Hoseas Kutako Drive and Harvey Street. “At least now all the relevant offices that were scattered around will be in one building, thus giving ample time to our clients to get all assistance within one or two days at the same building, and not having to run around opting from one office to another”, says an excited Kalo.
Clients who are in need of birth registration are advised to make use of the temporary facilities located at the Windhoek Central Hospital, Katutura Intermediate Hospital and Rhino Park Private Hospital also responsible for issuing death certificates. These measures were put in place to mitigate a possible backlog of birth certificates and death certificate that are often required on a day-to-day basis. “We do not want to delay the process as babies are being born every day, and therefore, rendering such service at a fast pace, is needed” Kalo determines.
The opening ceremony will be on the 1st of February and further announcement will be made publicly in due time.